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From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Our podcasts bring you readings & in depth discussions with highly acclaimed authors & rising stars from the quarterly magazine of new writing.

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From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Our podcasts bring you readings & in depth discussions with highly acclaimed authors & rising stars from the quarterly magazine of new writing.

    Kathryn Scanlan, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 100

    Kathryn Scanlan, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 100

    Back in the early summer of 2020, the writer Kathryn Scanlan joined Josie Mitchell to talk about her story collection, The Dominant Animal. They discussed her precarious worlds, the drama of the sentence and working with the writer and editor Diane...

    • 26 min
    Joanna Kavenna, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 99

    Joanna Kavenna, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 99

    Joanna Kavenna joins Josie Mitchell to discuss Zed – a sci-fi dystopia exploring our fears about the psychological cost of surveillance capitalism. Early in 2020, newly under lockdown, they discussed the psychic threat posed by today’s tech companies,...

    • 23 min
    Caleb Klaces, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 98

    Caleb Klaces, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 98

    Caleb Klaces joins Josie Mitchell to talk about about his debut novel, Fatherhood – his poet’s account of becoming a father.Back at the beginning of the UK lockdown, they discussed parenting your kids at home, and talked about the expectations placed on...

    • 22 min
    Sophie Mackintosh, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 97

    Sophie Mackintosh, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 97

    Sophie Mackintosh speaks to editor Josie Mitchell about her new novel, Blue Ticket. They talk about what it means to be pregnancy-adjacent, the bloodthirsty aspects of motherhood, and letting the body have what it wants. You can find more fiction by...

    • 26 min
    Ottessa Moshfegh, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 96

    Ottessa Moshfegh, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 96

    Ottessa Moshfegh joined Josie Mitchell to talk about about her novel, Death in Her Name.They discuss the ‘perfect storm’ trapping us inside with our Zoom-ready devices, the propaganda in the air, and the psychological effects of isolation on the elderly...

    • 25 min
    Carmen Maria Machado, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 95

    Carmen Maria Machado, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 95

    Carmen Maria Machado discusses her new memoir, In the Dream House, with Josie Mitchell. They discuss memory as architecture, formal experimentation, and making space for queer narrative. Carmen is the author of Her Body and Other Parties. You can read...

    • 26 min

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